Sqeaking/Chirping from front wheel - possibly speedometer wheel - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Knifemaker
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)
 
Sqeaking/Chirping from front wheel - possibly speedometer wheel

Hello,

I am relatively new to wrenching on my bike, but brave none-the-less. Right now there is a chirping or squeaking noise coming from the front wheel. It speeds up and slows down in relation to the rotation of the wheel. I'm pretty confident that it's not the brakes and everything else there seems OK. So, I am beginning to suspect that it's coming from the wheel that drives the speedometer cable. So, I wanted to see if anyone has any recommendations for lubricating that. From what I remember of the old days in working on machines, I don't want to just shoot WD40 in there if it needs grease.

So, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Godbrain is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Spockster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 6,296
iTrader: (5)
   
Graphite lube for locks would probably be perfect. Could be the speedo gearbox at the wheel, if it's not the cable.

2003-21k mi
Shaved w/UniPK92+Stock Jets-TPE/MOSFET-Shinko Tires-AGM batt-bags-chrome-LEDs...more
__________________________________________________ ____________
Repair Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mj7z81..._Catalogue.pdf

Owner's Manual: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nscb5f...ers+Manual.pdf
Spockster is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 09:41 AM
Old Fart
 
Knifemaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Catawissa, MO
Posts: 11,528
iTrader: (4)
     
Garage
Cable should be greased not oiled.
You can remove the cable from the wheel, (be careful as it can slide out of the cable housing) tie it up by the bars and go for a short ride. If it still squeaks, it's the gears in the hub, if not, the cable.
roadpouring likes this.

If You Are Not Sure If I Am Joking or Not....I AM !!Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/knifemaker1954/sets/
Knifemaker is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome